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Summary:An all terrain tire designed for pickups and SUVs and is well suited on dry and wet pavement and light duty off-road conditions. There is no treadwear warranty.
The Nexen Roadian AT II is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all terrain truck tire
models like the Roadian AT II are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
Features & Specs - Nexen Roadian AT II
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
I saw another reviewer had a truck very similar to mine, and the tires lasted the same mileage. I would like to say that I am an automotive technician by trade, and I keep my vehicles in good condition. I always rotate my tires and inspect my suspension/alignment every 3-5k miles when I change my oil. I had these tires on my 1996 Dodge ram truck, and they lasted 23,000 miles. That is AWFUL. I understand these are a value tire and are priced much lower than name brand tires, but that is very low life. <br /><br />I would like to say that for the first year of owning these tires, they did handle very well, and they were very quiet on the highway. They also provided very good traction in dirt roads and some other off road conditions I tested them on. However, I noticed the rubber compound had very poor traction on wet roads. Even when they had a lot of tred left, they would slip and slide very easily on a rainy day. I would highly recommend staying away from Nexen tires and spending a bit more on a better name brand tire with a warranty.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Ryder Rick
from Crestline, California
Among the better tires for the value
I'm a daily commuter from a mountain location to a city at the bottom... about 38 miles one way. I drive a 2002 Ranger 4x4. I am not a soft gentle driver, but I keep the suspension in good shape and aligned. I bought these in February and they aren't even halfway down. So... given that I live in the moutains, any treadwear warranty would not apply, so the fact that these do not have a treadwear warranty doesn't bother me... these like any other tires will last as well as the condition of the car and where you live.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from pottsville, Pa
no good and they will not stand by them
I am very un happy with these tires. We bought them at 142,000 on my truck and I was at 162,544 and they are down to 4 32nd.and all even ware. and rotated every 3000 too 4000 miles. I work at a tire shop that is just starting too sale the tires. The sales rep came in from nexen tires to talk to us and tell us about the tires. I told them about my tire showed him the receit and the tires on the truck. He said he will see what he can do and i ended up having too call him 3 diffrent times getting the run around. He told me they are not going to do anything for me. That the truck is too big for the tires. It is a 95 dodge ram 2500 4x4 diesle single cab. tires are ment for the truck is LT265/75R16 E load and thats what is on it. the sales rep told me not to tell are costermores about thire tires are no good. I am not going too lie too the peple that come threw are shop and sell them junk tires.